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Ratskeller Restaurant

1217 17th Avenue, Monroe, WI 53566
+1 608-325-3461
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good33%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“prime rib” (3 reviews)
“beer cheese” (2 reviews)
“fish fry” (3 reviews)
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American, Swiss, European
$$ - $$$
1217 17th Avenue, Monroe, WI 53566
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This authentic swiss style restaurant is a rare treasure that may be overlooked. Many dishes that you cannot find elsewhere locally.

Thank shellyrufer
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Swiss decor.Friendly staff. New Glaras beer and Minhas beer. Lunch buffet which includes soup and salad. Only $9.95. Very good price for the amount of food. Fried chicken and cod for proteins and about 6 sides. We ordered from the menu. Smoked Bratwurst Sandwich was...More

1  Thank IllinoisKate1
Turner_Hall, Social Media Manager at Ratskeller Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting the Turner Hall Ratskeller Restaurant. Because we're always trying to improve our menu and our food, we appreciate your comments. We hope that you will visit us again and give it another try.

Reviewed 28 March 2017

My husband and I wanted to eat in a traditional Wisconsin supper club- and the Ratskellar filled the bill. We were welcomed warmly when we arrived and seated promptly. Our waitress arrived quickly to take our drink orders and helped us navigate the menu. The...More

1  Thank Melinda P
Turner_Hall, Social Media Manager at Ratskeller Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments, and we are happy that you had an enjoyable experience. While we are not considered a supper club, the atmosphere of our authentic Old World-style Ratskeller evokes much the same feel. We hope you will visit us again.

Reviewed 17 February 2017

Whether I'm bicycling in the warm months, or just looking for something to do in the cold months, the 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. lunch menu here has never disappointed any of the several people I have brought here. I think I paid $9.95. Anyway...More

Thank biknrun
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Visited for lunch and really enjoyed the charm of this Swiss restaurant. The lunch buffet was great and reasonably priced. They also had frosty cold New Belgium beers on tap. Next time in Monroe Ill be back.

Thank Jim A
Reviewed 14 November 2016

The menu has the greatest hits of the regional Swedish specialties; the clientele is likely to be celebrating a 40th high school graduation anniversary

Reviewed 19 September 2016

My wife and I recently attended the Green County Cheese Festival in Monroe. This festival not only celebrates the art of cheese making in the area, but it also celebrates the Swiss heritage of the area. While there we wanted to experience an authentic Swiss...More

1  Thank sixoldies
Reviewed 13 September 2016

This used to be just great, the fish had a very tasty ,crisp batter. But, they have changed the recipe and I and others that I talked to agree that it is not as good anymore. Also, I like wine with my dinner, I ordered...More

Thank Patricia F
Reviewed 13 September 2016

I decided to check out the Ratskeller at Turner Hall....I was happy to see the sign on the street because this is a restaurant that I often overlook because it is off the square. The service was friendly, there was a wide variety of food...More

Thank Shayna P
Reviewed 11 September 2016

This is definitely a heritage restaurant, which could be really cool, but when I took my family there, we waited over a half hour for a waitress to show up at our table while we watched all the regulars around us being served immediately. We...More

Thank discriminatingtaster
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 24
American, Swiss, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Discover, Buffet, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1217 17th Avenue, Monroe, WI 53566
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Monroe
  • Phone Number: +1 608-325-3461
  • E-mail
Authentic Old World ambiance and cuisine awaits you in the Ratskeller Restaurant of the historic Turner Hall of Monroe, the only Turner Hall of Swiss origin left in the US. Listed on the National and State Registers of Historic Places, the walls of the Ratskeller chronicle the history and influence of Swiss immigration on the area. The menu includes authentic Swiss cuisine, as well as burgers, sandwiches and local entrée favorites.